Aston Villa have confirmed the decision to recall Andre Green from his loan spell at Portsmouth and he now has to seize his colossal chance of breaking into the first team.
The 20-year-old attacker is a product of the club’s academy and has been out on loan in the first half of the season developing his game.
He managed five goals in 12 games for League One leaders Portsmouth and has done enough to force his parent club into recalling him.
It seems like Green may have a real opportunity to stake a claim for a starting position in Dean Smith’s side, as they have looked lacklustre in wide areas in recent games.
Villa have just one victory in their last seven league games and they are missing cutting edge out wide.
Wingers Yannick Bolasie and Anwar El Ghazi have completely gone off the boil in the past month, with no consistency in their game a major downfall to both.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Kodjia and Albert Adomah are further wide options that have been guilty of non-existent displays at times this season for Villa.
Green will inject a pace and freshness to the Villa attack if selected, something which they desperately need to help close the gap to the play-off positions.
He is most effective operating on the left wing and Bolasie could be the one in danger of losing his starting position.
Green is certainly not the finished article yet and needs to work on his overall game, but knows where the net is and has been given a major boost by being recalled mid-way through the season.
Smith has shown a desire to promote youth during his managerial career and he should be able to get the best out of Green.